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Understanding the new Premises Standards Survey

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Premises Standards Seminars

An essential seminar on access changes in public buildings

The Disability (Access to Premises – Buildings) Standards (Premises Standards) are due to come into force on 1 May 2011. They will lead to significant improvements in the level of access required in new buildings and existing buildings undergoing renovation. It is also anticipated that corresponding changes will be made to the Building Code of Australia at the same time.

This half day seminar will provide designers, builders, building owners, managers, access consultants, advocates and professionals in the building approvals area with an overview of the Premises Standards and their effect when they come into force.

The seminar will also be an opportunity for participants to discuss questions of interpretation and contribute to the development of further resources.

The seminar will cover:

  • The objectives behind the Premises Standards
  • Who is responsible for complying with the Premises Standards
  • Main features of the Premises Standards including exceptions and concessions
  • Areas of buildings and levels of access required.

The seminar will be presented by Michael Small from the Australian Human Rights Commission and Kevin Newhouse from the Australian Building Codes Board. Both presenters have been closely involved in the development of the Premises Standards.

Seminars location and cost

The Seminars will cost $100 for online registration and $115 for other forms of registration and will take place in all capital cities. For details see the registration form. Please note that dress codes may apply at some venues. Information about parking at and public transport to the venues will be included with the registration confirmation or visit the venue website.






Brisbane Option 1

Brisbane Option 2

12 August

13 August

Rooms P1 + P2

Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre

Merivale Street

South Brisbane Qld 4101



17 August

Swan Torrens Room

National Convention Centre

31 Constitution Avenue

Canberra ACT 2601


Sydney Option 1


Sydney Option 2

24 August


25 August


Banquet Hall

Sydney Masonic Centre


66 Goulburn Street

Sydney NSW 2000



27 August

Meeting Rooms 3 + 4

Darwin Convention Centre

Stokes Hill Road

Darwin NT 0800


Perth Option 1


Perth Option 2

30 August


31 August


Meeting Rooms 1 + 2

Perth Convention Exhibition Centre


21 Mounts Bay Road

Perth WA 6000



2 September

Riverbank Rooms 1 + 2

Adelaide Convention Centre

North Terrace

Adelaide SA 5000


Melbourne Option 1


Melbourne Option 2

6 September


7 September



Meeting Room 109

Melbourne Convention Exhibition Centre


1 Convention Centre Place

South Wharf

Melbourne Vic 3000



9 September


Baha'i Centre of Learning

1 Tasman Highway

Hobart Tas 7000



Seminar times

Sessions begin at 9.30am and conclude at 1.00pm in all locations. The registration fee includes morning tea. On the day – registration and receipt of handouts commences at 8:45am.

Access requirements

All the venues are wheelchair accessible. If you want to register and have other access requirements in order to participate in the seminar, such as hearing loop requirements or sign language requirements please ensure you record this on the registration form.

Attendance certificates

Attendance certificates will only be available at the end of the seminar for delegates that have pre-registered and checked in upon arrival. Delegates that have not pre-registered will receive their certificate by email after the seminar series is completed.

CPD points: The seminar qualifies for 3 CPD points for members of the Australian Institute of Building Surveyors, the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, the Australian Institute of Architects and other accredited schemes.

Formal CPD points logo: Australian Institute of Architects



It is anticipated that demand for the seminars will be high so early registration is recommended.


NOTE: Online registration for each of the seminars will close 7 days prior to the seminar being held. If you would like to register after the close off period when the online registration form will not work please contact Lloy Wilson on 07 3423 0694.


To register online go to:


Alternatively, click here to download the registration form in PDF pdf icon or in Word word icon

Details on this form were correct at the time of printing. The Seminar organisers retain the right to alter any or all of the Seminar details.

Cancellation Policy

A refund is available for written cancellations received up to 7 days prior to the seminar.  A fee of $10 may be deducted where a cancellation is made after payment is processed.  No refunds apply for a cancellation received less than 7 days prior to the event.  A substitute delegate may be nominated to attend – please advise the organisers in writing prior to the seminar.  No refunds will be available on the day.  Strictly no cash payments will be accepted on the day.  Please note that delegates are expected to abide by the terms and conditions of the venues.